Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

Statement from the Department Chair

As Department Chair, I fully endorse the statement released by UNCW's Steering Committee of the Faculty Senate and the Executive Committee of the Staff Senate on June 3, 2020:

UNCW Faculty and Staff Senates unite with shared feelings of outrage, fear, and sadness. The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others, coupled with other incidents of inequality and ensuing violence, serve as a stark reminder of the enduring racism in our country. We must stand in solidarity with our fellow students, faculty, and staff and protest in the face of police brutality and systemic racism. Furthermore, we must acknowledge the racism and the systems of oppression and white supremacy that this country was built on. We would be remiss not to acknowledge Wilmington’s historical racial injustices towards the Black community, from the 1898 Coup to the 1971 Riots and the subsequent wrongful convictions of the Wilmington Ten.

In the coming days and weeks, our history would suggest that we will begin a return towards the familiar status quo. As faculty and staff of a university with a mission tied to diversity, equity and integrity, we must commit to not allowing this to happen. We must harness the energy of this moment and turn it towards advancing permanent racial and social justice. This will not be an easy task, and not one that can be individually achieved. We hope that you will join us in committing to this movement and in working together to promote lasting social and systemic change.

Black Lives Matter.

Curry Guinn

Professor & Chair

 

The Department of Computer Science is a community of scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship, research, and service. It strives for excellence in teaching and offers a modern curriculum leading to an undergraduate degree in computer science. It considers the use of experiential education, including project-based software development and internships, to be essential for effective learning. The department is committed to preparing its students for careers in the emerging knowledge-based economy and helping them become life-long learners.


The department seeks to enrich the learning environment through the active professional development of its faculty. The department is committed to providing leadership in the use of emerging computer and communication technologies both on campus and in the surrounding region. The department regularly sponsors lectures and other activities to enrich the academic life of the campus and the community at-large.